Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More From Southwestern France


From top:
Benjy hides under a bench with his ball...
... the church in the beautiful village of Lauzun...
... the children caught a lizard in the garden...
... the retro and colorful wallpaper in the stairs.

17 comments:

A World in a PAN said...

Most beautiful? Benjy, who else!

pierre said...

A big hug to the guest star Beeenjy!

artycho said...

I love your shots! But hey, the wallpaper is gorgeous!

Hila said...

I love French wallpaper, I noticed that in so many houses :) My aunt and her husband have a house in Brittany with almost the exact same wallpaper in one room.
Hope you're having fun ...

gracia said...

1, 2, 3, 4... such a sweet quartet.

Anonymous said...

oh i see that benjy has been influenced by the beach volley @ the olympics?:)each photo is great and you really get the "feel" of your time there...(your posts are always fun!!).
nancy

Mary-Laure said...

HILA - I didn't know you had relatives in France! I hope you visit them some time and we can get together...?

NANCY - ah yes, Benjy would be a perfect Olympian...

nadia said...

what a wonderful time you must be having!

Jill said...

I am loving these pictures from southwestern France...a part of France I have never been to, and would LOVE to go!!

Mary-Laure said...

JILL - yes, it is very beautiful around here. My favorite part of the region is called GASCOGNE, and that's where you should go if yu visit the area. There are many, many lovely villages all over Southwestern France, with AMAZING churches, such as the one in Bazas, a major historical landmark.

Hila said...

I would definitely like to get together next time I visit France - I'm planning a conference trip next year in June/July to Cambridge, and will probably pop over to Paris to see my aunt and cousins and have a bit of a break. We should meet up then!

mansuetude said...

Great set of photos! Love the Lizard in the jar. The Oracle shines. Does he share the ball, or is he the star player?

Mary-Laure said...

MANSUETUDE - Benjy is very much the star player but he loves nothing more than having a ball thrown for him to fetch. There are about 12-15 kids staying with us here in the castle, so Benjy is never, ever without a fan/pitcher...

tangobaby said...

Oh! Fabulous images! You reminded me of my own lizard-catching days. And I'm glad to see Benjy making a needed appearance!

Enjoy you special summer!

Fifi Flowers said...

Lovely photo collection... the dog and lizard are FUN!

cassaundra said...

What a beautiful set of photos.

Mélanie said...

beautiful inspiration from southwestern France ! I love this wallpaper